The World Games 2022 announces University of Alabama at Birmingham as official venue and partner

The Birmingham Organizing Committee for The World Games 2022 announces that the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will host several competitions across its campus and will partner with the global event on multiple initiatives.

Competitions for The World Games 2022 will take place throughout UAB’s campus. BBVA Field, the home of UAB men’s and women’s soccer, will host Lacrosse. Fans interested in Tug of War action will find it at UAB’s Track and Field facilities. Racquetball and Squash will take place on the courts and gymnasiums of UAB’s University Recreation Center.

"UAB is uniquely situated and prepared to support The World Games and ensure that Birmingham makes the most of this great, unique opportunity to showcase our city and state to the world," said UAB President Ray L. Watts. "The UAB community looks forward to being gracious hosts for athletes and spectators alike, and our campus and its amenities offer a beautiful and modern setting that will leave a lasting, positive impression."

In addition to hosting competitions, UAB will also serve as the Foundation Sponsor for The World Games 2022 Legacy Memorial and the Presenting Sponsor of UAB Athlete Village, which will offer housing in UAB residence halls for athletes, coaches, and officials. UAB Medicine will be the Presenting Sponsor for athletics and spectator medical services at The World Games 2022 venues.

The university will also provide language services for international athletes and visitors.

"This is an enormous partnership for The World Games 2022," said The World Games 2022 CEO Nick Sellers. "Not only is UAB opening up their world-class campus as host for competitions and "Athlete’s Village" for many of our athletes and coaches, but their partnership extends to several other areas including leadership and support for our entire medical committee. Having this academic, athletic, and medical cornerstone of Birmingham as a major partner of The World Games 2022 represents a strong commitment from our community to this historic moment."

The official partnership announcement was made on Monday, May 17 at BBVA Field on the campus of UAB, and featured remarks from Sellers, Watts and The World Games 2022 Chairman of the Board Jonathan Porter.

The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 7-17 July 2022. 3,600 athletes from over 30 sports and 100 countries will take part in The World Games.

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